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A boocke of very good medicines for seueral deseases, wounds, and sores both new and olde [manuscript].
Packer, Katherine, fl. 1639.
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30 ^ Or 82: P seecke a ferne bush that froweth as high as 4 foote whose roote is smoth and blacke hange this about your bare necke ^ for the drith of the tongue 83: P Take 2 spoonfulls of hony & grate therein 2 nutmeegs & boile them them in a pot with water & crush them out so violently that the oile of 7 nutmeggs com out let the patient drinke thereof so much as pleaseth hem ^ for hoarsness 84: P Take brused mustard seede mix the same with mede then drinke it as warme as you can ^ To know if on be in a consumption 85: P Consider the brane vnder the thumbe inwardly if that be gone or soft it is licke a consumption & cause the p ar ty to spitt in a bason of colde water if it sinke to the botome it is a consumpt ion farther to proue that spittle take it out of the water & lay it on a hot coale if it be a con sumption it will stinke strongly S for yellow stinking & roten teeth 86:
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